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  • D Magazine Publishes 10-Page Feature on Deity Worship at ISKCON Dallas

    D Magazine is available at every grocery store in Dallas, and is one of the best-selling magazines per capita in the U.S. on local newsstands. Devotees are saying that its piece – entitled “The Wild Pursuit of Bliss” – exhibits a rare look at the deeper essence of Krishna consciousness, not often found in the media.

  • Gurukula Student Overcomes Brain Tumor, Enters Third Year of University at 17

    Vraja Kishor Schomaker has been awarded a Comet transfer scholarship, and is entering his third year of college with over seventy-five credits. All this despite a terrifying battle with a brain tumor in 2017 that left him temporarily unable to read. 

  • Festival of Joy to Share India’s Spiritual Culture with City of Dallas

    Previously, Rathayatra in Dallas was a small scale affair, with ISKCON Dallas devotees pulling Lord Jagannath’s chariot through their local neighborhood. But last Spring saw them partner with the Dallas Arts District to put on “Festival of Joy,” a major cultural event for the entire Dallas area.

  • Devotees Ring in the New Year in Style at Dallas’ Kirtan 50

    Between five and six hundred devotees from all over North America started the New Year as they meant to go on – chanting the Holy Name and associating with devotees – at Kirtan 50 in Dallas this holiday season.

  • ISKCON Dallas Partners with Arts District for ‘Festival of Joy’

    As an official Dallas Arts District event, Festival of Joy will be advertised on all Arts District websites, email lists, newsletters and Facebook pages. The Festival is also partnering with Fun Asia radio, which reaches 200,000 people, as well as with a number of local yoga centers and businesses.

  • Govardhana Puja Around the World in Photos

    Govardhana Puja – the sweetest day of the year – celebrates the day when Lord Krishna as a young boy lifted Govardhana Hill with just His little finger, to protect the residents of Vrindavana village from Lord Indra’s furious thunderstorm. Devotees around the world pour their hearts into their own offerings for the late October festival, engaging their creativity in Krishna’s service to often astonishing effect.

  • Amala Harinam's Kirtan at ISKCON Dallas

    A video by: www.HoofprintMedia.com

  • Flower and Boat Festivals Bring Unique Flavor to Dallas Radhastami

    Some ISKCON temples have been adding new experiences to their biggest festivals to sweeten and deepen devotees’ absorption in serving the Lord, including this year’s Radhastami festival.In Dallas, USA, there were two Radhastami festivals this year, each with their own unique element. On the official Radhastami day itself, Friday September 9th, devotees bathed Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji in an unbelievable 50,000 roses during a Puspa Abhisekha.

  • Burglars Steal Tools from Dallas ISKCON Temple

    Dallas police are looking for two men who broke into a Hare Krishna temple the night of June 13 and stole thousands of dollars in property. The burglars picked a lock or rattled a gate in the parking lot of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness temple in Old East Dallas, property manager Mike Meyer said. The temple also houses Kalachandji's, a vegetarian restaurant that was founded a few years after the temple in the 1970s.

  • Dallas Plans 50 Hours of Kirtan for ISKCON’s 50th

    For the past 7 years, the ISKCON Mandir in Dallas has rung in the new year with an epic community kirtan organized by second-generation devotees.

  • It's Spiritual Friday At Dallas TKG Academy

    Devotee children practicing different aspects of spiritual life at TKG Academy in Dallas.

  • Devotees Promote Conscious Eating at First University of Texas Veg Fest

    The ISKCON-devotee-run student club VOICE made an impact on students’ consciousness on April 21st when they organized the first ever Veg Fest at the University of Texas (UT) in Dallas.

  • North American GBC and Temple Presidents Speak About the TOVP

    At the January, 2015, North American GBC/TP Meetings in Dallas, Texas, several GBC's and Temple Presidents spoke about the TOVP project after an enlivening presentation by Radha Jivan Das, the International Fundraising Director, announcing the TOVP Tour starting in North America in mid-March 2015.

  • North American Leaders Focus on Kirtan, 50th Anniversary, TOVP

    Sixty leaders of ISKCON Temples in North America met in Dallas for four days, to prepare for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of ISKCON in 2016.

  • Krishna Paintings to Show at Crow Collection of Asian Art

    Twenty beautiful paintings of Lord Krishna by the late celebrated traditional artist B.G. Sharma are set to show at the prestigious Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas this fall. The exhibition will be named “Seeing and Believing: Krishna in the Art of B.G. Sharma.”

  • Kalachandji's Is Among America's Best-kept-secret Restaurants
    When dining out, not all secrets are meant to be kept — at least that's partly the intent with the "secret" restaurant trend. Unmarked entrances, unadvertised contact information, and word-of-mouth marketing are typical attributes of this deliberately cryptic experience.
  • Tamal Krishna Goswami’s Published PhD Thesis Unveiled in Dallas
    Around 300 devotees gathered at Sri Sri Radha-Kalachandji temple in Dallas on Sunday, June 24th, to celebrate the book launch of A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti, Tamal Krishna Goswami’s posthumously released PhD thesis, published by Oxford University Press in New York.
  • Dallas Hare Krishna Temple Damaged By Fire
    The members of the Hare Krishna Temple in Dallas tried Saturday to move past a fire that started in their kitchen and caused damage to some of their building Friday night. A large amount of damage was done to the kitchen and great hall where members hold feasts on a regular basis.
  • ISKCON Dallas Visits Young Women’s Leadership School
    Fifteen devotees from the ISKCON temple in Dallas, Texas visited the Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School in State Fair Park on March 9th this spring, receiving an enthusiastic and at times uproarious welcome.
  • TKG Academy Works Hard to Offer the Best of Both Worlds
    Bright, smiling children in colorful kurta tops run and sport in their playground at the TKG Academy, nestled in a pecan grove one block from ISKCON Dallas’ Kalachandji’s Palace, temple and restaurant, and four residential streets full of devotees.
  • Hare Krishna TV Show Gives the Public Access to God
    For Pandava Vijaya Dasa, making his own Hare Krishna TV show was a no-brainer the moment he discovered that the city of Houston, Texas, where he lived, had its own public access television station—and one that offered free training in filming and editing, at that.
  • It’s Just The Luck O’ The Vedic in Dallas
    Sixty devotees from ISKCON Dallas participated in their local St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday March 13, which drew over 80,000 people—a record attendance, according to Dallas police.
  • Kalachandji’s Restaurant Trounces Economic Crisis for Best Year Ever
    With the economic crisis introduced in 2007 still reigning strong, most businesses continued to struggle in 2009. But if Kalachandji’s performance last year is anything to go by, the one thing people aren’t willing to go without is Hare Krishna food.
  • ISKCON Member Opens Council Meeting With Sanksrit Verse

    Nityananda Chandra dasa lives in the USA he is a devotee of Krishna and pujari at Sri Sri Radha Kalachandij’s in Dallas, Texas.

    On Wednesday, April 8th, Nityananda Chandra dasa represented Lord Krishna and all the devotees when he gave the invocation at the Dallas City Hall council meeting. The invocation is a prayer given to open the council meeting and ask for the Lords blessings.

  • Dallas: Kalachandji's Still Attracts Rave Reviews
    Being vegan is supposed to do lots of lovely spiritual and gastrointestinal things to you. You're supposed to feel lighter and healthier, for one. And your bowels work better (if "better" can be defined as "with alarming frequency"). A less-publicized side effect of veganism, however, is the constant urban foraging.
  • Bhutanese Vaishnavas Seek Refuge at ISKCON Dallas

    Early this December, a large group of 140 guests injected new life into the Sunday Feast at ISKCON Dallas, dancing and chanting with the fervent enthusiasm of lifelong devotees.

    Their worship was a kind of celebration of freedom, for these were no ordinary guests. Refugees from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, they had been through many trials to get here, to the feet of Radha-Kalachandji.

  • Australian Hit-Makers Visit ISKCON Dallas
    Award-winning electropop band The Veronicas dropped by ISKCON Dallas this June, taking a break from their current US tour. The group, which hails from Brisbane, Australia, peaked at number 2 in the Australian album charts with their first record and are enjoying worldwide success with their second. So Dallas temple priest Nityananda Chandra was pleasantly surprised when they greeted him with enthusiastic cries of “Hare Krishna!” and “Haribol!”
  • Transcendental Hootenanny Set to Hit America
    Dallas ISKCON devotees have christened their new festival tour of popular parades the "Transcendental Hootenanny." Originating in 2007 as a simple float for their chanting party to ride on in the local St. Patrick's Day parade, the idea soon evolved into a major event that will hit ten parades annually in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
  • 400 Dallas School Children Chant Maha-Mantra

    Professor Hill, principal of Stonewall Elementary School in Dallas, Texas, recently requested local ISKCON devotees to stage a Vedic music and dance performance for his students.

    When a small group of four devotees arrived at the school on Friday February 22nd, they were welcomed by students and teachers all dressed in Indian attire, including saris, punjabi suits, kurtas, and yogi pants.